Blackhawk Trace Golf Club at Indian Lakes Resort - Island Course

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3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
3.2
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.6
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About

Holes 9
Par 36
Length 3443
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Type Resort
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 36 3443 yards
Gold 36 3232 yards
White 36 2922 yards
Red 36 2563 yards
Scorecard for Island / Highland
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
Black M: 72.3/131 451 611 446 160 531 342 346 152 404 3443 6892
Gold M: 70.4/126 425 585 407 138 515 323 326 131 382 3232 6440
White M: 67.7/120 W: 72.8/129 381 540 365 123 480 282 290 113 348 2922 5811
Red W: 68.7/120 323 480 318 105 418 247 260 92 320 2563 5063
Handicap 5 1 7 17 3 11 13 15 9
Par 4 5 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2009
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 12/01

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirts, no jeans.

Reviews

4.0
162

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
Patio Dining 10
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 30
Undulating Greens 21
Water Hazards 16
This course/club is great for:
Locals 21
Seniors 15
A Weekend Splurge 12
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 33
At a Resort 25
Worth the Drive 13

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

a nice clean course

wide open course and challenging

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Indian Lakes Resort on 11/09/2016:
Thank you pleaseletmein for your 4-star review and comments. We verry happy you found the course to be challenging and wide open. We hope you will continue to come back and play at Indian Lakes Resort here in Bloomingdale, Illinois again. Book your next tee time quick and easy here at http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/illinois/hilton-chicago-indian-lakes-resort-ORDILHF/golf/index.html
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Indian Lakes

This is our favorite course to play and we're beyond sad that it will be closing after this year. We were married here and were so happy with all of the different activities that you could do while being there. I can't believe that they couldn't keep at least the Island nine for some golf. If you've never played this course, you better get on it before it closes forever.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Indian Lakes Resort on 10/27/2016:
Thank you guapolara for your 5-star review and feedback. We are so happy you were able to play one last round with us. We hope you will continue to come back and play at Indian Lakes Resort here in Bloomingdale, Illinois again. Book your next tee time quick and easy here at http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/illinois/hilton-chicago-indian-lakes-resort-ORDILHF/golf/index.html
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

challenging pin placements

We played from the gold tees and it brought the fairway bunkers into play on many holes, which was a good challenge.

The greens are large but have tough slopes and layers. When we played, the pin placements were tough. Close to the front, on a slope, etc.

It was a good/fun round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Response from Indian Lakes Resort on 10/14/2016:
Thank you John for your review and feedback of our golf course. We appreciate you taking the time and are very pleased you enjoyed all aspects of the course. Please let us know if you ever need anything and come back and see us again soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great condition in rain

We played yesterday in rainy weather after a few days of heavy rain. Course was in great condition with no restrictions. Greens were fast and true. Sorry it's scheduled to close.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Indian Lakes Resort on 10/04/2016:
Thank you Albert for your review and feedback of Indian Lakes Resort. We are so happy you enjoyed the course and conditions regardless of the heavy rain a few days earlier. Please come back and see us again very soon!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course in GREAT shape!

Blackhawk Trace is always a treat & was again. Fairways were lush, rough was not overly penal, and greens are challenging, with multiple tiers and pronounced undulations. Course is beautifully designed and pleasing to the eye.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Indian Lakes Resort on 10/04/2016:
Thank you Alfred for your review and feedback. We appreciate you taking the time and are so happy you find the course to be beautifully designed. Please come back and see us again soon as we would love to have you back!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Sad to hear the course is closing at the end of this year

Course has a good variety of layouts, undulations, and hazard placement. Greens and bunkers are in good shape. There are three 9-hole courses to combine together into a variety of an 18-hole round. We completed our round in 4-hours on a weekend. Staff are cordial and laid back, but no beverage cart service or Rangers.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Indian Lakes Resort on 10/04/2016:
Thank you leekaya for your review and feedback of our golf course. We are so happy you had great time and enjoyed the layout. Please let us know if you need anything while you are here and come back and see us again soon!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Nice Course, shame to tear is down for more condos

Good course, conditions were above average and I found the staff to be very accommodating. I played this on the last day of a business trip before my flight ion a Thursday morning. Pace of play was 4 hour on a Thursday morning. After my round, one of the locals told me that they were going to tear the course down for some new condos. The course is nothing spectacular but a nice track, really a shame to see it destroyed so some millennial can live in a 750K studio that he cant afford.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Indian Lakes Resort on 11/09/2016:
Thank you jrgroom for your 4-star review and feedback. We verry happy you were able to play a good round and our staff was helpful. We hope you will continue to come back and play at Indian Lakes Resort here in Bloomingdale, Illinois again. Book your next tee time quick and easy here at http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/illinois/hilton-chicago-indian-lakes-resort-ORDILHF/golf/index.html
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Course and staff

I had a good time on this round. The friendly staff and the great condition of the course only added to the days enjoyment. I was sorry to hear that the course may be closing for good at the end of December of the 2016 season. I hope that doesn't happen.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
c943e853-e30d-5380-b955-a1a9b85372eb
IndianLakes
Commented On 09/26/2016

Thank you DaveSokolowski for your review and feedback. We are so happy you had a great time on the course and enjoyed your round. Please let us know if you ever need anything while you are here and please come back and see us again very soon!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun day as I had the course to myself!

Wit the threat of rain I took a chance and played out at Blackhawk Trace. The rain held off and I had the course to myself. I left the house and was home within 3 hours! That's awesome whenever you can play a round that fast.

With all the rain the day before there were no restrictions on carts which was really nice. The course was in great shape. The grounds crew would stop their machines so I could take my shot which doesn't happen at every course.

I can't believe that the course is for sale. If only I could afford the purchase price I'd buy this track in a heart beat. I've only found this course recently and it's a shame it may not be there next year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
c943e853-e30d-5380-b955-a1a9b85372eb
IndianLakes
Commented On 09/02/2016

Thank you tidee for your review and 5-stars. We are so happy you came out to play with us and we appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback. Please come back and see us again very soon!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens by the hole were choppy

Play was slow -greens were choppy by the holes

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
c943e853-e30d-5380-b955-a1a9b85372eb
IndianLakes
Commented On 09/02/2016

Thank you for your review and 3-stars. We are so happy you came out to play with us and we appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback. We apologize for the slow play and we are always monitoring to make for a pleasurable golfing experience for everyone. Please come back and see us again very soon!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

support your local couse

Hey, this is a really good course. To be honest, they are having a few problems with their bunkers; but every course in Chicago is having the same problem because of the amount of rain we've had. Greens are very good, unless the pinheads in front of you don't fix their ball marks (which they don't everywhere).

so get out and support this course. All the golf courses are challenged economically because of the U.S's. shifting demographics . The courses need us!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
c943e853-e30d-5380-b955-a1a9b85372eb
IndianLakes
Commented On 08/29/2016

Thank you for the review and 4-stars. We are so happy you had a good time on the golf course and hope that you will continue to golf with us throughout the seasons. It can be difficult to have everyone fix their ball marks, but we try to maintain the course the best we can. Come back and see us again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

A fun golf course with plenty of room off the tees.

Played this on a golf now online rate. They have 27 holes and I played the woodlands/island golf set up. Fairly generous fairways and the golf course is pretty straight forward, no hidden water of traps. They had nice GPS units on the carts that provided accurate yardages to both pin and showed hole layouts and yardages to bunkers water carries and other useful things.

Greens were ok ( some folks in groups ahead did not repair divots and pitch marks).

The had a starter but I did not see a ranger out on the course and pace of play was slowed on my second 9 due to some first time golfers playing in a scramble format that did not understand golf ediquett which put a damper on what was a wonderful afternoon.

I would play again, fair reasonably priced track.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
c943e853-e30d-5380-b955-a1a9b85372eb
IndianLakes
Commented On 08/12/2016

Thank you golfdealseeker for your review and 4-stars. We are so happy you had a great time. We are always monitoring pace of place and we apologize for the slower golfers in front of you. Please let us know if you ever need anything while you are here and we hope to see you again soon!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Indian Lakes

Good thing that course is going under. Sucked. Could be nice if someone bought and pumped money into but it's sad it's going under.

Played for 30 bucks so I would go back for that cost but anything more than that would be a rip off. Being in the bulldozers.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
c943e853-e30d-5380-b955-a1a9b85372eb
IndianLakes
Commented On 08/05/2016

Thank you Grant for the review and feedback. We are so happy you had an enjoyable experience on the course and we hope you will continue to golf with us throughout the season. Come back and see us again very soon!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Play while you can

After a practice round for a tournament this weekend ,I have to say the greens are very slow. Course was in great shape. They are closing this property at the end of the seasaon so play while you can. The hotel looks like it needs a lot of work done so don't worry its being removed.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
c943e853-e30d-5380-b955-a1a9b85372eb
IndianLakes
Commented On 08/05/2016

Thank you Drumst6 for the review and feedback. We are so happy you had an enjoyable experience and we hope you will continue to golf with us throughout the season. Come back soon!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course needs work

The course needs work especially the bunkers. Half way food stand was closed.One cart girl for 27 holes when the temp was 90.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
c943e853-e30d-5380-b955-a1a9b85372eb
IndianLakes
Commented On 08/05/2016

Thank you Alan for the review and feedback. With your feedback we are able to continue to make improvements to the golf course. Come back and see us again very soon!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Always a good experience

I don't play this course as often as I would like, and I should try to get out there more often. The fairways are in great shape, as are the greens. Tricky pin placements made you think carefully about your putts. Despite and outing in front of us, our pace of play was very good. Some of The bunkers could use a little attention as there was netting material exposed, but most had plenty of sand and were playable. I would recommend this course to anyone wanting a challenging experience and who would enjoy the beauty of the layout and grounds.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
c943e853-e30d-5380-b955-a1a9b85372eb
IndianLakes
Commented On 08/05/2016

Thank you so much for the review and 4-stars. We are so happy you had an enjoyable experience on the course and we hope you will continue to golf with us throughout the season. Come back and see us again very soon!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great place

Awesome course for the money well kept and long enough

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
c943e853-e30d-5380-b955-a1a9b85372eb
IndianLakes
Commented On 08/12/2016

Thank you wgarza75 for the review and feedback. We appreciate you taking the time and hope that you will continue to golf with us throughout the season. Come back and see us again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Good Value

Course was in good condition. Greens rolled true but were a bit too slow for my liking. Pace of play was great. Had 2 foursomes and a twosome in front of us and played in 3:20(we were a threeaome)

Staff was friendly. At $26 hot deal a great value

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
c943e853-e30d-5380-b955-a1a9b85372eb
IndianLakes
Commented On 08/05/2016

Thank you Sam for the review and feedback. We are so happy you had an enjoyable experience on the course and we hope you will continue to golf with us throughout the season. Come back and see us again very soon!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Pretty Good

GPS on the carts worked very well. Some longer doglegs where its hard to see exactly where the green is-but the gps helps. Many trees right off the fairway. Big greens with a lot of slope, when we played all the pins were within 5-10 feet of the edge of the green. Some greens had many divots that weren't repaired.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
c943e853-e30d-5380-b955-a1a9b85372eb
IndianLakes
Commented On 06/24/2016

Thanks for the feedback! We are always working on improving out course so every review helps! Hope to see you again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course

It's not too easy or too difficult enjoyable course

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
c943e853-e30d-5380-b955-a1a9b85372eb
IndianLakes
Commented On 06/24/2016

Glad we could give you a bit of a challenge! Thanks for playing with us!

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